I took a break from technology this past weekend after feeling as if I was glued to my laptop last week. Between my computer, my iPad, and my Blackberry, I am constantly connected. Sometimes it’s nice to unplug for a little (of course I still had my Blackberry attached to my hip).
Instead of spending time blogging, responding to emails, and spending hours on the internet, I had to chance to finish a book that I’ve been reading for a while now. Even if I am completely engrossed in a book, I find it difficult to carve out time to read. There’s always a workout to squeeze in, an errand to run, and a task to complete. Fortunately, my laidback weekend allowed me to read the last couple chapters of 20 Times a Lady by Karyn Bosnak. I’m so glad I finished the book rather than toss it to the side, partially read.
In this hilarious tale, Delilah Darling is a 29 year old on a mission to track down all of the men from her past. After just losing her job and reading an article on the average woman’s “number,” she is determined not to increase her own number—20—as it is much higher than that of the average woman. In her quest to find her ex-flings, she recruits her attractive yet mysterious neighbor, Colin, to investigate each and every one of them. In her cross-country trip, Delilah is surprised to find herself in several less than ideal situations.
If you’re looking for a chick-lit, romantic read, I definitely suggest 20 Times a Lady. When I was about halfway through the book, I saw a preview for the movie “What’s Your Number?” The plot was extremely familiar, but there was no mention that it was based on the book. After conducting some research (read: Googling), I found that the book was originally supposed to be turned into a movie in 2008. I know the movie starring Anna Faris received far from stellar reviews, so it’s probably not something I’d see (well, then again, I probably will see it…), but the book was witty and a worthwhile read.
Yesterday afternoon, my siblings and I went to a nearby park for a photo-shoot. One of my best friends, Jamie, was in town for the weekend and we had asked her to take pictures for us. She is an amazing photographer and made the process as pain-free as possible. Two years ago, we had our pictures taken professionally and they ended up being a nightmare. The photographer made us feel uncomfortable and she had us doing cheesy poses (think laying on the floor holding something cutesy). We happened to run into our neighbor afterward and we liked the pictures that she took much better.
And yes, we matched. I’ve only seen a glimpse of the photos from Sunday, but I already love them. I keep telling Jamie she should pursue photography!
The rest of the day was spent watching the Ravens game (first place!!) while babysitting.
What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
Have you ever had your pictures taken professionally? How did they turn out?
Are you a fan of football—what team are you rooting for?